Adaption of Webservices and SOAs

by kai on 29/07/2004

Yesterday I read an interesting article in a german IT business publication. OIt was about the customers adaption of different web technologies which should end up in a so called Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Core of the article was a table regarding web standards and to-become-standards, how mature they are and how they are used in IT projects now:

technology usage
TCP/IP, HTTP, SLL common technologies, standard usage
XML often used
SOAP 1.2, WSDL 1.1, UDDI 2.0 standardized and implementations available, used sometimes
BPEL, WSRP, WS-Security standards are available, just a few or no implementations
Semantic web standards under development

Why do I state that? Well, Macromedia is going to move along in direction of SOAs and it’s interesting to observe if and how the idea of SOAs is going to become another of the hyped buzzwords like web services, EAI, CRM etc… in the IT world 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, SOA is a great metaphor for a way to build and maintain architectures, but there’s still a long way to go on the road to secure web services with transactional behaviour which are able to describe complex business processes.

barry.b July 29, 2004 at 12:00 am

I’m not so sure that’s it’s a long way off. A couple of years maybe but Microsoft is starting the push now by pushing it onto ASP.NET.

your points are very valid though. At the moment, it’s still taking far too long to build, secure and make profitable large scale web applications and webservices. But I can see a bit of a snowball effect as the various technologies improve.

time will tell, eh?


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